FEED MY PEEPS SERVES THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI:
- Butterfly Haven – A network for foster families in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area
- Food Pantries – We serve several small food pantries in East St. Louis
- Campaign 4 Christ – Serving the homeless in Downtown, St. Louis
- Mount Grace Convent – Serving the Pink Sisters in North City supporting their neighbors
- Carondelet Retirement Community – A special needs group home in South City
- Missionaries of Charity – A soup kitchen in North City serving those in need
- Haven Street at The Connection – A community serving families in South City
- Epworth Youth Center – Serving at risk teens from 12 years to 21 years in Normandy
- Higher Heights Ministry – Serving families with limited resources in North City
- Second Blessing Pantry – Serving families with limited resources in Franklin County
FEED MY PEEPS SERVES THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATION IN NORTHERN, VIRGINIA:
*El Taller Del Maestro with Pastora Yenisel Lambert
From Maria Larsen at Butterfly Haven:
“Feed My Peeps” has played an instrumental part of providing food, clothing, toys, medical supplies, volunteering their time and other various resources to make a difference for our foster children and foster families.”
Thank you Father God for suiting up and showing up at Bedrock Park in Oroville, California this evening for our first Serving Saturday. We arrived to total insanity with two different groups fighting in the park along the beautiful Feather River. Diane grabbed a handful of popsicles and ran into the crazy stupid telling everyone they needed to cool down. Tracey tried to reason with the unruly guys then he called in Jesus Christ to have his way casting out the evil God was the party crasher! One of the mouthy guys claimed to have a loaded gun so hello 911. The Oroville Police Department came instantly and needless to say, the bad mojo all ran. We honor our officers for making a difference.
We didn’t let spiritual warfare stop the appointment from God. We prayed for peeps and shared the gospel. The glory field is ripe for the harvest. Our dear Terry surprised Tracey with a hand carved rod. What a perfect gift at the right time. Yes, we’re called to messy places with not so pretty peeps. We’re called to love unconditionally. You don’t have to “take over” a park to make a difference. It’s so simple to serve others sharing the love of Christ. Hurt people hurt others. Let them see Jesus in you.
Robert and Twyla returned to Oroville stepping into our life. Robert had three heart attacks in a short period of time. Needless to say, we couldn’t let him recover at a homeless camp on the river so he came to live with us. We loved Robert unconditionally and sometimes it was real messy. Twyla ruled our house as she trained our dogs too. Robert has come so far in such a short period of time. God covered him with favor and grace.
Today, I said farewell for awhile to Robert. He and Twyla have a new journey and chapter. I cried all the way home knowing that loving on one peep at a time is all that is takes. Love and kindness is the ripple effect to building a better world. I love you Robert and Twyla . I know that God loves you more. Whew and ugly cry.
FEED MY PEEPS welcomes a new board member to our family. Diane Boyle will help lead us in Northern California as God continues to open our doors. Diane’s a mother and grandmother with a nurturing heart. She has a seasoned culinary background and loves to serve others. Diane has the gift of prophesy and loves the Lord. We see God moving in and through her in a mighty way. Please welcome Diane as she serves our little charity that could.
FEED MY PEEPS takes a team of loving volunteers into Washington, DC monthly. We offer hugs, hope and a hand up to those in need. We serve clothes, food, toiletries, shoes and even stuffed animals to our homeless friends in Franklin Square. We share the love of Christ to the lost. We would love your help? Can you host a jeans drive for us? Jeans are Gold. We’re always seeking bottled water and prepacked snacks. Jump in and join us for street outreach. You really can’t put a price tag on compassion. Please contact Jaxs at 314-452-8578 for dates and more information.
God gave me FEED MY PEEPS on a mountain in Kenya Africa 2011. We had no idea that this special boy named James Koech would change our lives forever. God wanted Koech more. He passed away after returning to his family in Africa. We serve now in three states because Koech showed me hungry kids and little ones with no clothes in the remote areas of Kenya. God has no boundaries. We serve because of Koech and Matthew 25:35. Please read more about our testimony with Koech by clicking on “WHO WE ARE.”
I met a special person at a homeless camp in Northern Virginia not long ago that had made some poor decisions. This person worked really hard to stay focused and finally landed gainful employment. We have a great team that has offered this dear person a hand up and not a hand out. I moved this wonderful friend from a tent and a tarp to a secure roof with a real bathroom today. This friend loves the Lord and has a fresh start. Homelessness has no zip code. Homelessness doesn’t mean hopelessness. I’m so grateful to be part of the journey to plant seeds and watch God harvest exceedingly and abundantly. Keep on Serving, Jaxs
“I pray this story will inspire others to step out of their comfort zone to serve those less fortunate,” states the author. “One act of kindness can create a ripple effect which can impact a community. Compassion is contagious and does not have a price tag.”
Jacki Lynne Dirksmeyer is the director of FEED MY PEEPS, which originated in St. Louis, Missouri. She has a seasoned background in hospitality, culinary and ministry. Jacki was awarded the Local Food Hero Award from Gardens to Tables at St. Louis University in 2013. FEED MY PEEPS has also expanded to the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas. Jacki has sown culinary seeds and the harvest is abundant as the network of chefs and market places generously support the movement of FEED MY PEEPS.
Can you host a jean drive for us? Jeans are gold!!
We serve every Saturday on the corner of 14th and Olive (across from the library) Downtown from 8:00am – 10am.
Please call Jacki (314) 452-8578 if you wish to volunteer for outreach with us. Serving is Contagious!
Letter of testimony from Amy Primm, Job and Leadership Training Operations Manager at Mission: St. Louis:
“FEED MY PEEPS has been a wonderful partner with Mission: St. Louis to provide meals for our Job and Leadership Training program. By using tablecloths, china and table decorations, they transform a classroom into a fancy dining room and make our students and volunteers feel like special guests of honor. We are thankful that they are able to connect with community resources to provide quality meals for our program. FEED MY PEEPS makes our students feel appreciated and well cared for by serving them a delicious meal!”
We gather every Thursday night for Message and a Meal with our friends at Souldier’s Inc Ministry. There are no four wall or formal stage. We serve those less fortunate because they matter on the corner of 10th and Cass (Downtown). We share the LOVE of Christ through a Message by Preacher Paul Gonnella, a hearty meal and offer clothing to those in need. Yes, this is Church.
Teaching God’s love in action.
Ministering to traditional, medical, behavioral, career, emergency, crisis and respite foster care placements.
MISSION: Grow – Bloom – Soar
- Boys sz 2T, 4T & 5
- Diaper wipes
- Laundry soap (gentle and free of scent)
- Changing table pad
- New boys and girls socks (all sizes)
- New boys and girls underwear (all sizes)
Maria is my hero as she loves unconditionally on children that have been neglected. She opens her home and arms to a child and also sibling groups to make a difference. I believe it’s her calling to rock and love on kids in need. I know that it’s my calling to provide fresh and nutritious food to her home. We’re honored to serve the network of foster families with Butterfly Haven. Blessings and Hugs from Miss Jacki